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#52 Feb 10 2011 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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He's just filled with self-loathing because he didn't have the balls to hit back.
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#53 Feb 10 2011 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Fine, you win. The people that made that commercial should be strung up.


I just think that they could have made a better, less stupid commercial. Maybe one that doesn't involve spousal abuse.
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#54 Feb 10 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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It wasn't particularly funny, but it wasn't offensive, either. They have 30 seconds to get their point across. The point (aside from "Pepsi Max has zero calories") was that the wife wants the husband to keep in shape, but doesn't like that him being in shape means other women flirt with him. I suppose they could make a five minute movie explaining that, but this did the job in 30 seconds. I'll take this over the diaper commercial where the cartoon babies try to make a poo American Idol style.

To suggest that Pepsi is advocating any violence is like saying that Groupon wants the rain forests raped and Tibet to remain a hot mess. It's a ******* commercial. No one has to like it, but railing against it just gives it more power than it should have, gives Pepsi Max more attention than it would otherwise get, and gets more people to watch the commercial than ever would have.
#55 Feb 10 2011 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Maybe one that doesn't involve spousal abuse.


What?!? The only person "abused" in that **** commercial was the blond. The rest of it was just a jab at dieting.

I laughed at the ad the first time through. It's a slight exaggerated look on a married couple that happens everyday in real life that isn't considered abuse.
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#56 Feb 10 2011 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe one that doesn't involve spousal abuse.


What?!? The only person "abused" in that **** commercial was the blond. The rest of it was just a jab at dieting.


You get that she's trying to throw the can at her husband, right? She wasn't aiming for the blonde.
#57 Feb 10 2011 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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What?!? The only person "abused" in that **** commercial was the blond. The rest of it was just a jab at dieting.

I laughed at the ad the first time through. It's a slight exaggerated look on a married couple that happens everyday in real life that isn't considered abuse.


Well it should be. What right does she have to control his diet? That's his job and none of her business. Anything a significant other does to impede free will is abuse in my opinion. If the guy, who is already in better than fine shape wants to a **** cheeseburger, he can have a **** cheeseburger.

Why is it normal for a married man to be told what he can and can't do by his wife, but, and I'm not taking the side of the fictional person I'm about to mention, but it's a form of control and abuse for a married woman to be told what she can and can't do by her husband?

I'm just saying it's sort of a double standard. Neither party should ever have that sort of control over the other.
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What?!? The only person "abused" in that **** commercial was the blond. The rest of it was just a jab at dieting.

I laughed at the ad the first time through. It's a slight exaggerated look on a married couple that happens everyday in real life that isn't considered abuse.


Well it should be. What right does she have to control his diet? That's his job and none of her business. Anything a significant other does to impede free will is abuse in my opinion. If the guy, who is already in better than fine shape wants to a **** cheeseburger, he can have a **** cheeseburger.

Why is it normal for a married man to be told what he can and can't do by his wife, but, and I'm not taking the side of the fictional person I'm about to mention, but it's a form of control and abuse for a married woman to be told what she can and can't do by her husband?

I'm just saying it's sort of a double standard. Neither party should ever have that sort of control over the other.
Gee maybe because she cares about him, loves him and doesn't want to see him keel over from a heart attack at 49. Or maybe, he asked for her help because he REALLY wanted to lose some weight and knew his willpower alone might not be up for it. Controlling, caring, it's what couples do.

Yeah, you still don't get it.
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Gee maybe because she cares about him, loves him and doesn't want to see him keel over from a heart attack at 49. Or maybe, he asked for her help because he REALLY wanted to lose some weight and knew his willpower alone might not be up for it. Controlling, caring, it's what couples do.

Yeah, you still don't get it.


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You get that she's trying to throw the can at her husband, right? She wasn't aiming for the blonde.


Yes, I do get it. That was the funny part of the commercial though. As far as "spousal abuse" goes I don't get that.

Helping a loved one to keep to a diet (or to quit smoking/drinking/surfing for ****)doesn't equate to "controlling" let alone "abuse".



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#60 Feb 10 2011 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Driftwood wrote:
Why is it normal for a married man to be told what he can and can't do by his wife, but, and I'm not taking the side of the fictional person I'm about to mention, but it's a form of control and abuse for a married woman to be told what she can and can't do by her husband?

I'm just saying it's sort of a double standard. Neither party should ever have that sort of control over the other.

I wish you all the best in finding your perfect mate. She should be readily available in your dreams nightly.

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You get that she's trying to throw the can at her husband, right? She wasn't aiming for the blonde.

You get that he was making a joke, right?
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#61 Feb 10 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Well it should be. What right does she have to control his diet? That's his job and none of her business. Anything a significant other does to impede free will is abuse in my opinion. If the guy, who is already in better than fine shape wants to a **** cheeseburger, he can have a **** cheeseburger.

God ****, you really were damaged by your last relationship. This is the only possible lens you can see it through? I'm sure you laugh at hundreds of things that would be considered more offensive than this commercial, but because this is your personal pet peeve you have to rage about this particular one.

Edited, Feb 10th 2011 10:26am by Majivo
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What?!? The only person "abused" in that **** commercial was the blond. The rest of it was just a jab at dieting.

I laughed at the ad the first time through. It's a slight exaggerated look on a married couple that happens everyday in real life that isn't considered abuse.


Well it should be. What right does she have to control his diet? That's his job and none of her business. Anything a significant other does to impede free will is abuse in my opinion. If the guy, who is already in better than fine shape wants to a **** cheeseburger, he can have a **** cheeseburger.

Why is it normal for a married man to be told what he can and can't do by his wife, but, and I'm not taking the side of the fictional person I'm about to mention, but it's a form of control and abuse for a married woman to be told what she can and can't do by her husband?

I'm just saying it's sort of a double standard. Neither party should ever have that sort of control over the other.


I didn't agree with the "You need trained professional help" until this comment. You seem to be totally imposing your feelings on the situation. Even in my (non-married) relationship, my girlfriend and I use each other as feedback to work on things like exercise and dieting. Sure, me dragging her to the gym when she says she's tired, or her condemning me for wanting Arby's might seem like "control" over the other, but it's a relationship. You don't lose yourself when you enter one, but you certainly have to make compromises, especially when you know the other person is right.

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God ****, you really were damaged by your last relationship. This is the only possible lens you can see it through? I'm sure you laugh at hundreds of things that would be considered more offensive than this commercial, but because this is your personal pet peeve you have to rage about this particular one.

QFT

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#63 Feb 10 2011 at 10:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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You get that she's trying to throw the can at her husband, right? She wasn't aiming for the blonde.


Yes, I do get it. That was the funny part of the commercial though. As far as "spousal abuse" goes I don't get that.


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You get that she's trying to throw the can at her husband, right? She wasn't aiming for the blonde.

You get that he was making a joke, right?


I'm not saying the commercial shows spousal abuse. But if someone is going to say that her hitting the blonde with a can is abuse, then you need to say that her throwing the can at all would be spousal abuse.

It's all slapstick, so it doesn't really matter, but I'm just sayin'. Smiley: tongue
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The only people who are likely to find that commercial racist are the racist the closet racist idiots themselves. One can only ponder the **** storm that might have brewed had the man and his wife been white and the cute young lady were black.
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#65 Feb 10 2011 at 11:21 AM Rating: Default
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The problem with both arguments is that there's no context. No way of determining the reasons for a man hiding in his bathtub just to eat a **** cheeseburger.

Edited, Feb 10th 2011 12:25pm by Driftwood
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#66 Feb 10 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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The problem with both arguments is that there's no context. No way of determining the reasons for a man hiding in his bathtub just to eat a **** cheeseburger.

Edited, Feb 10th 2011 12:25pm by Driftwood
Yet, you jumped to the assumption that it's because she's overbearing and a control freak.
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#67 Feb 10 2011 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
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Meh, it was something to do. But, without the context, that's what it looks like to me.
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#68 Feb 10 2011 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Driftwood wrote:
The problem with both arguments is that there's no context. No way of determining the reasons for a man hiding in his bathtub just to eat a **** cheeseburger.

Of course there is. There's only one possible reason for hiding in a bathtub to eat a cheeseburger. He's hiding from his wife who won't let him eat a cheeseburger. Oh, sure, you could imagine a few others, but they're not relevant because they aren't real. Don't be a gbaji.
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#69 Feb 10 2011 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you, and, yes, she is. I already found her, but I dream about her too.
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Thank you, and, yes, she is. I already found her, but I dream about her too.
Have you told her that you haven't gotten over your ex?
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#71 Feb 10 2011 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you, and, yes, she is. I already found her, but I dream about her too.
Have you told her that you haven't gotten over your ex?

Or that you're likely to hang around for a while even if she starts to force herself on you with a dry strap-on?
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Or that you're likely to hang around for a while even if she starts to force herself on you with a dry strap-on?
I doubt that this will be an issue for him, Just sayin'
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I didn't think about the race of the couple when it aired.
I did chuckle and I don't care.
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Thank you, and, yes, she is. I already found her, but I dream about her too.
Have you told her that you haven't gotten over your ex?


I'm sure she'll realize the first time she suggests that the blue shirt looks better on him than the green one. OMGCONTROLFREAK!!!!!
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As for assault and battery what planet are you from. She was attempting to throw her can at her husband who dodged it and hit her by mistake, or are all incidents where people accidentally get hit by something A+B.


No, moron. There's a big difference between an act that accidentally hurts someone and an act intended to hurt someone which hurts someone else instead, in principle and in law. The mens rea transfers, you fucking imbecile.

What's wrong with you?

Oh, and seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you people? I wasn't going to get involved in this, but seeing as it's no longer about an advert I guess I will. It's pretty controlling to forcibly prevent your partner eating things they want to. This is not to be conflated with expressing an opinion. If they;ve asked you to then sure, fine, whatever.

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What's wrong with you?
Got some time to kill, do you?
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